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The Weightlist Podcast

Episode 32 – Beyond the Sound Bite: A Dive into Federal Financial Aid Policy with Justin Draeger

Thom and Brad take the show to our nation’s capital for a conversation with Justin Draeger, President and CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. In this episode, we discuss policy positions on a variety of topics including the Pell Grant, whether there’s a student loan crisis, free college, and the similarities between The Weightlist and Good Morning America.

Brad’s beer: Guinness Draught, Guinness Brewery, Dublin, Ireland

Thom’s beer: Vienna Lager, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, Roseland, VA


Why Free College Tuition Is Spreading From Cities to States: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/01/05/why-free-college-tuition-is-spreading-from-cities-to-states

Decoding the Cost of College: The Case for Transparent Financial Aid Award Letters

Hoxby, C. & Turner, S. The Right Way to Capture College “Opportunity”.

The FRED Blog
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A crisis in student loans? How changes in the characteristics of borrowers and in the institutions, they attended contributed to rising loan defaults.

Weightlist Podcast (yup, we cited ourselves!)
Episode 16 – Reshaping Educational Accountability with Aimee Rogstad Guidera